By Claire Corrigan
DCU’s Dance Society will compete in the third annual All Ireland Dance Experiment against other third level institutions, choreographers, and dance institutions from across the country at the Helix on February 15th.
The theme of the event is the Seven Deadly Sins, meaning performers must fuse different types of dance into routines of six or seven minutes in order to convey themes of greed, sloth, lust, envy and so on.
Chairperson of the Dance Society Gráinne Ní Chuinn told The College View: ‘‘We just wanted to make it bigger and better [than last year] and make sure it is a great event.’’
Gráinne said of DCU’s entry: “We are fusing ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, and Irish dancing. Each team has a theme that they wish to convey and they fuse it together.
‘‘We’ve being rehearsing since well before Christmas. It does take an enormous amount of dedication what with the choreography and costumes. We really think it’s a great show with very high calibre talent.’’
NUI Maynooth and Queens College will also be taking part along with a host of professional performers from across the country including Celtic Rhythm, top choreographer and dancer Robin Byrne, and many others.
The event is for charity and 60% of the proceeds will be donated to the Ross Nugent Foundation. The foundation was set up in order to buy equipment for the St. Clare Oncology Ward in Beaumont Hospital and to improve conditions for patients, visiting relations, and nursing staff.
Tickets for the Experiment cost €10 for children and students, and €12 for adults.